President, National FoodService & On-Premise
The Coca-Cola Company
Kathleen Ciaramello is President, National FoodService and On-Premise, Coca-Cola North America. In this role, she has responsibility for all global, national and regional customers operating within the Foodservice and On-Premise channels of business that are headquartered in the United States. Prior to this Kathleen was East Zone Vice President for the FoodService/On-Premise division with responsibility for the 22 east coast states. In this role, Kathleen led a cross functional team to deliver unique solutions that delight guests and grow beverage profits for our FoodService and On-Premise customers. Kathleen joined the Coca-Cola Company in 1985, and has served in various account management, sales and marketing roles.
Kathleen is also one of 12 inaugural members of the Coca-Cola Women’s Leadership Council sponsored by CEO, Muhtar Kent. The Women’s Leadership Council is a sustainable advisory organization designed to help the Company meet the global leadership demands of a rapidly changing marketplace by increasing the focus on the development and movement of women into leadership roles. In her role on the council, Kathleen led work that became the catalyst for the Flexible Work Arrangements rolled out in 2009 across Coca-Cola North America and Corporate. Kathleen also led the Diversity and Inclusion Council for Coca-Cola Refreshments’ Southeast Region from 2011 to 2012.
Kathleen fights hunger as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s “Atlanta’s Table”, was engaged in building strong communities as a member of the YMCA Metro Atlanta Board of Directors and Treats Families not the cancer™ as a member of the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF) Board of Directors/Ambassadors. Kathleen is also a member of a group called Ribbons of Hope – Invest in Women, Inc., an Atlanta-based foundation made up of 50 women that began as friends and family of The Coca-Cola Company who wanted to reach out and help support organizations that are making a difference in women’s lives. Kathleen is a spokesperson for the ALLY Project, an awareness campaign created to promote LGBT and straight ally relationships and discussions at Coca-Cola. Kathleen was a 2008 Recipient of “25 WOW Women to Watch” Award (Bloomingdale’s and Uptown Scoop). Kathleen was inducted into the Show East Hall of Fame in October, 2011, a tribute given to a select group of individuals who have served the motion picture industry with great distinction. She was also awarded the 2011 GRACE Award, Industry Partner of the Year, for her exemplary contributions to Georgia’s prolific restaurant industry. In 2015, Kathleen was inducted into the Methuen High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
A native of Massachusetts, Kathleen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston College. Kathleen and her husband, Paul, live in Atlanta with their two children.